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The Infocom Cabinet: Binders and Folders of Infocom, Inc. (1981-1987)

A collection of digitized scans from a large cache of documents related to the game publisher Infocom, Inc. of Cambridge, MA. Assembled by Steven Meretzky of Infocom.

In 2006, documentary filmmaker Jason Scott began production on GET LAMP, a video documentary about the realm of text adventures and interactive fiction. Shooting and research time was roughly 4 years, during which Jason interacted with a large variety of members of the various communities and companies that made up the story of text adventures. Among these was Steve Meretzky, developer at Infocom, Inc, arguably the largest and most influential of the 1980s adventure game companies.

During his time at Infocom, Steve Meretzky meticulously gathered thousands of pages of notes, journals, maps, memos, forms and other printable materials related to all aspects of Infocom, and kept them in his basement for decades. During the GET LAMP production, Jason Scott scanned in roughly 9,000 pages of these documents across a number of months, borrowing the materials from Steve and scanning them as quickly as possible, at around 600dpi. From these scans, a portion was used in the GET LAMP movie to illustrate various scenes and descriptions by interviewees.

The original materials have since been donated to the Stanford University library, including many folders and items not scanned by Jason Scott during his work period - the library should be contacted to both access originals and otherwise unscanned pieces.

This collection contains the bulk of the materials scanned by Jason Scott, with some pages redacted or removed related to personal information (phone numbers, addresses, personal correspondence).


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The Infocom Cabinet: Binders and Folders of Infocom, Inc. (1981-1987)
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Infocom Cabinet Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy A collection of digitized scans from a large cache of documents related to the game publisher Infocom, Inc. of Cambridge, MA. Assembled by Steven Meretzky of Infocom. During his time at Infocom, Steve Meretzky meticulously gathered thousands of pages of notes, journals, maps, memos, forms and other printable materials related to all aspects of Infocom, and kept them in his basement for decades. During the GET LAMP production, Jason Scott scanned...
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The Infocom Cabinet: Binders and Folders of Infocom, Inc. (1981-1987)
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Infocom Cabinet: Planetfall Folder 2 Of 2. A collection of digitized scans from a large cache of documents related to the game publisher Infocom, Inc. of Cambridge, MA. Assembled by Steven Meretzky of Infocom. During his time at Infocom, Steve Meretzky meticulously gathered thousands of pages of notes, journals, maps, memos, forms and other printable materials related to all aspects of Infocom, and kept them in his basement for decades. During the GET LAMP production, Jason Scott scanned in...
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The Infocom Cabinet: Binders and Folders of Infocom, Inc. (1981-1987)
by Steve Meretzky
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Infocom Cabinet: Sorcerer. A collection of digitized scans from a large cache of documents related to the game publisher Infocom, Inc. of Cambridge, MA. Assembled by Steven Meretzky of Infocom. During his time at Infocom, Steve Meretzky meticulously gathered thousands of pages of notes, journals, maps, memos, forms and other printable materials related to all aspects of Infocom, and kept them in his basement for decades. During the GET LAMP production, Jason Scott scanned in roughly 9,000 pages...
Topics: spell, sorcerer, infocom, game, enchanter, spells, scroll, magic, objects, belboz, spell book,...
The Infocom Cabinet: Binders and Folders of Infocom, Inc. (1981-1987)
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Infocom Cabinet: Planetfall Folder 1 Of 2. A collection of digitized scans from a large cache of documents related to the game publisher Infocom, Inc. of Cambridge, MA. Assembled by Steven Meretzky of Infocom. During his time at Infocom, Steve Meretzky meticulously gathered thousands of pages of notes, journals, maps, memos, forms and other printable materials related to all aspects of Infocom, and kept them in his basement for decades. During the GET LAMP production, Jason Scott scanned in...
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The Infocom Cabinet: Binders and Folders of Infocom, Inc. (1981-1987)
by Steve Meretzky
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Infocom Cabinet: A Mind Forever Voyaging. A collection of digitized scans from a large cache of documents related to the game publisher Infocom, Inc. of Cambridge, MA. Assembled by Steven Meretzky of Infocom. During his time at Infocom, Steve Meretzky meticulously gathered thousands of pages of notes, journals, maps, memos, forms and other printable materials related to all aspects of Infocom, and kept them in his basement for decades. During the GET LAMP production, Jason Scott scanned in...
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The Infocom Cabinet: Binders and Folders of Infocom, Inc. (1981-1987)
by Steve Meretzky
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Infocom Cabinet: Leather Goddesses Of Phobos A collection of digitized scans from a large cache of documents related to the game publisher Infocom, Inc. of Cambridge, MA. Assembled by Steven Meretzky of Infocom. During his time at Infocom, Steve Meretzky meticulously gathered thousands of pages of notes, journals, maps, memos, forms and other printable materials related to all aspects of Infocom, and kept them in his basement for decades. During the GET LAMP production, Jason Scott scanned in...
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The Infocom Cabinet: Binders and Folders of Infocom, Inc. (1981-1987)
by Steve Meretzky
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Infocom Cabinet: Meretzky Photos A scanned collection of Infocom and Boffo Games-related photographs taken by Steve Meretzky through the 1981-1995 period.
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The Infocom Cabinet: Binders and Folders of Infocom, Inc. (1981-1987)
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Infocom Cabinet: Misc: ZIL A collection of digitized scans from a large cache of documents related to the game publisher Infocom, Inc. of Cambridge, MA. Assembled by Steven Meretzky of Infocom. During his time at Infocom, Steve Meretzky meticulously gathered thousands of pages of notes, journals, maps, memos, forms and other printable materials related to all aspects of Infocom, and kept them in his basement for decades. During the GET LAMP production, Jason Scott scanned in roughly 9,000 pages...
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The Infocom Cabinet: Binders and Folders of Infocom, Inc. (1981-1987)
by Steve Meretzky
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Infocom Cabinet: Zork Zero A collection of digitized scans from a large cache of documents related to the game publisher Infocom, Inc. of Cambridge, MA. Assembled by Steven Meretzky of Infocom. During his time at Infocom, Steve Meretzky meticulously gathered thousands of pages of notes, journals, maps, memos, forms and other printable materials related to all aspects of Infocom, and kept them in his basement for decades. During the GET LAMP production, Jason Scott scanned in roughly 9,000 pages...
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The Infocom Cabinet: Binders and Folders of Infocom, Inc. (1981-1987)
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Infocom Cabinet: Stationfall. A collection of digitized scans from a large cache of documents related to the game publisher Infocom, Inc. of Cambridge, MA. Assembled by Steven Meretzky of Infocom. During his time at Infocom, Steve Meretzky meticulously gathered thousands of pages of notes, journals, maps, memos, forms and other printable materials related to all aspects of Infocom, and kept them in his basement for decades. During the GET LAMP production, Jason Scott scanned in roughly 9,000...
Topics: standard, months, estimated, robot, story, tne, stellar, interactive, fiction, stories, estimated...
Infocom Cabinet: Notes On Actual Games A collection of digitized scans from a large cache of documents related to the game publisher Infocom, Inc. of Cambridge, MA. Assembled by Steven Meretzky of Infocom. During his time at Infocom, Steve Meretzky meticulously gathered thousands of pages of notes, journals, maps, memos, forms and other printable materials related to all aspects of Infocom, and kept them in his basement for decades. During the GET LAMP production, Jason Scott scanned in roughly...
Topics: liquor, game, dozen, box, software, pack, abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz, commands, mail, vettenmyer,...
The Infocom Cabinet: Binders and Folders of Infocom, Inc. (1981-1987)
by Steve Meretzky and Infocom
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Infocom Cabinet: Infocom Notes On Potential Games A collection of digitized scans from a large cache of documents related to the game publisher Infocom, Inc. of Cambridge, MA. Assembled by Steven Meretzky of Infocom. During his time at Infocom, Steve Meretzky meticulously gathered thousands of pages of notes, journals, maps, memos, forms and other printable materials related to all aspects of Infocom, and kept them in his basement for decades. During the GET LAMP production, Jason Scott scanned...
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Infocom Cabinet: Miscellaneous Scraps A collection of digitized scans from a large cache of documents related to the game publisher Infocom, Inc. of Cambridge, MA. Assembled by Steven Meretzky of Infocom. During his time at Infocom, Steve Meretzky meticulously gathered thousands of pages of notes, journals, maps, memos, forms and other printable materials related to all aspects of Infocom, and kept them in his basement for decades. During the GET LAMP production, Jason Scott scanned in roughly...
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Topics: infocom, ibm, rpg, computer, software, lick, interactive, favorite, sales, activision, rpg based,...
The Infocom Cabinet: Binders and Folders of Infocom, Inc. (1981-1987)
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Infocom Cabinet: Mixed Bag. A collection of digitized scans from a large cache of documents related to the game publisher Infocom, Inc. of Cambridge, MA. Assembled by Steven Meretzky of Infocom. During his time at Infocom, Steve Meretzky meticulously gathered thousands of pages of notes, journals, maps, memos, forms and other printable materials related to all aspects of Infocom, and kept them in his basement for decades. During the GET LAMP production, Jason Scott scanned in roughly 9,000...
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The Infocom Cabinet: Binders and Folders of Infocom, Inc. (1981-1987)
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Infocom Cabinet: Misc: Phone Lists A collection of digitized scans from a large cache of documents related to the game publisher Infocom, Inc. of Cambridge, MA. Assembled by Steven Meretzky of Infocom. During his time at Infocom, Steve Meretzky meticulously gathered thousands of pages of notes, journals, maps, memos, forms and other printable materials related to all aspects of Infocom, and kept them in his basement for decades. During the GET LAMP production, Jason Scott scanned in roughly...
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The Infocom Cabinet: Binders and Folders of Infocom, Inc. (1981-1987)
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Infocom Cabinet: Misc: Ads/Ad Copy. A collection of digitized scans from a large cache of documents related to the game publisher Infocom, Inc. of Cambridge, MA. Assembled by Steven Meretzky of Infocom. During his time at Infocom, Steve Meretzky meticulously gathered thousands of pages of notes, journals, maps, memos, forms and other printable materials related to all aspects of Infocom, and kept them in his basement for decades. During the GET LAMP production, Jason Scott scanned in roughly...
Topic: Infocom
From the Infocom Cabinet: MISCELLANEOUS: SALES DATA A collection of digitized scans from a large cache of documents related to the game publisher Infocom, Inc. of Cambridge, MA. Assembled by Steven Meretzky of Infocom. During his time at Infocom, Steve Meretzky meticulously gathered thousands of pages of notes, journals, maps, memos, forms and other printable materials related to all aspects of Infocom, and kept them in his basement for decades. During the GET LAMP production, Jason Scott...
Topics: zork, sales, invisiclues, software, enchanter, inventory, iii, sorcerer, cutthroats, starcross,...
The Infocom Cabinet: Binders and Folders of Infocom, Inc. (1981-1987)
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Infocom Cabinet: Memos: 1985 A collection of digitized scans from a large cache of documents related to the game publisher Infocom, Inc. of Cambridge, MA. Assembled by Steven Meretzky of Infocom. During his time at Infocom, Steve Meretzky meticulously gathered thousands of pages of notes, journals, maps, memos, forms and other printable materials related to all aspects of Infocom, and kept them in his basement for decades. During the GET LAMP production, Jason Scott scanned in roughly 9,000...
Topics: infocom, wheeler, cambridgepark, linda, cornerstone, memo, employees, abt, software, april, company...
The Infocom Cabinet: Binders and Folders of Infocom, Inc. (1981-1987)
by Steve Meretzky and Infocom
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Infocom Cabinet: Miscellaneous: INFO-MOVE A collection of digitized scans from a large cache of documents related to the game publisher Infocom, Inc. of Cambridge, MA. Assembled by Steven Meretzky of Infocom. During his time at Infocom, Steve Meretzky meticulously gathered thousands of pages of notes, journals, maps, memos, forms and other printable materials related to all aspects of Infocom, and kept them in his basement for decades. During the GET LAMP production, Jason Scott scanned in...
Topics: xxxxx, conference, feb, storage, equipped, room, spaulding, movable, infocom, slye, xxxxx xxxxx,...
The Infocom Cabinet: Binders and Folders of Infocom, Inc. (1981-1987)
by Infocom
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Infocom Cabinet: Memos: 1989 A collection of digitized scans from a large cache of documents related to the game publisher Infocom, Inc. of Cambridge, MA. Assembled by Steven Meretzky of Infocom. During his time at Infocom, Steve Meretzky meticulously gathered thousands of pages of notes, journals, maps, memos, forms and other printable materials related to all aspects of Infocom, and kept them in his basement for decades. During the GET LAMP production, Jason Scott scanned in roughly 9,000...
Topics: gaming, adventure, academy, lorri, mike, infocom, gabrielle, steve, stella, periodical, adventure...
Infocom Cabinet: Misc: Development Schedules. A collection of digitized scans from a large cache of documents related to the game publisher Infocom, Inc. of Cambridge, MA. Assembled by Steven Meretzky of Infocom. During his time at Infocom, Steve Meretzky meticulously gathered thousands of pages of notes, journals, maps, memos, forms and other printable materials related to all aspects of Infocom, and kept them in his basement for decades. During the GET LAMP production, Jason Scott scanned in...
Topics: tbd, alpha, gamma, beta, testing, ship, sears, kawahara, dysan, weeks, kawahara sears, start work,...
The Infocom Cabinet: Binders and Folders of Infocom, Inc. (1981-1987)
by Infocom
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Infocom Cabinet: Memos: 1984 A collection of digitized scans from a large cache of documents related to the game publisher Infocom, Inc. of Cambridge, MA. Assembled by Steven Meretzky of Infocom. During his time at Infocom, Steve Meretzky meticulously gathered thousands of pages of notes, journals, maps, memos, forms and other printable materials related to all aspects of Infocom, and kept them in his basement for decades. During the GET LAMP production, Jason Scott scanned in roughly 9,000...
Topics: wheeler, infocom, personnel, employees, rft, memo, comdex, ire, linda, product, company meeting,...
The Infocom Cabinet: Binders and Folders of Infocom, Inc. (1981-1987)
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Infocom Cabinet: Memos: 1987 A collection of digitized scans from a large cache of documents related to the game publisher Infocom, Inc. of Cambridge, MA. Assembled by Steven Meretzky of Infocom. During his time at Infocom, Steve Meretzky meticulously gathered thousands of pages of notes, journals, maps, memos, forms and other printable materials related to all aspects of Infocom, and kept them in his basement for decades. During the GET LAMP production, Jason Scott scanned in roughly 9,000...
Topics: nonstk, shny, infocom, cambridgepark, ima, stk, hold, celery, dial, activision, stevo stables,...
The Infocom Cabinet: Binders and Folders of Infocom, Inc. (1981-1987)
by Infocom
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Infocom Cabinet: Memos: 1983 A collection of digitized scans from a large cache of documents related to the game publisher Infocom, Inc. of Cambridge, MA. Assembled by Steven Meretzky of Infocom. During his time at Infocom, Steve Meretzky meticulously gathered thousands of pages of notes, journals, maps, memos, forms and other printable materials related to all aspects of Infocom, and kept them in his basement for decades. During the GET LAMP production, Jason Scott scanned in roughly 9,000...
Topics: wheeler, employees, infocom, memo, employee, donna, parking, december, gabrielle, ellen, routine...
The Infocom Cabinet: Binders and Folders of Infocom, Inc. (1981-1987)
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Infocom Cabinet: Selected Memos (Real and Joke). A collection of digitized scans from a large cache of documents related to the game publisher Infocom, Inc. of Cambridge, MA. Assembled by Steven Meretzky of Infocom. During his time at Infocom, Steve Meretzky meticulously gathered thousands of pages of notes, journals, maps, memos, forms and other printable materials related to all aspects of Infocom, and kept them in his basement for decades. During the GET LAMP production, Jason Scott scanned...
Topics: abt, iii, ifc, wwi, tit, iff, rom
The Infocom Cabinet: Binders and Folders of Infocom, Inc. (1981-1987)
by Infocom
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Infocom Cabinet: Memos: 1988 A collection of digitized scans from a large cache of documents related to the game publisher Infocom, Inc. of Cambridge, MA. Assembled by Steven Meretzky of Infocom. During his time at Infocom, Steve Meretzky meticulously gathered thousands of pages of notes, journals, maps, memos, forms and other printable materials related to all aspects of Infocom, and kept them in his basement for decades. During the GET LAMP production, Jason Scott scanned in roughly 9,000...
Topics: infocom, activision, lorri, cambridgepark, dore, mediagenic, softball, rafting, memo, tufts,...
Infocom Cabinet: Miscellaneous Office Artifacts A collection of digitized scans from a large cache of documents related to the game publisher Infocom, Inc. of Cambridge, MA. Assembled by Steven Meretzky of Infocom. During his time at Infocom, Steve Meretzky meticulously gathered thousands of pages of notes, journals, maps, memos, forms and other printable materials related to all aspects of Infocom, and kept them in his basement for decades. During the GET LAMP production, Jason Scott scanned...
Topics: ticket, zork, infocom, drink, bartender, vezza, thanksalottery, mit, klein, fbi, drink ticket,...
The Infocom Cabinet: Binders and Folders of Infocom, Inc. (1981-1987)
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Infocom Cabinet: Memos: 1986 A collection of digitized scans from a large cache of documents related to the game publisher Infocom, Inc. of Cambridge, MA. Assembled by Steven Meretzky of Infocom. During his time at Infocom, Steve Meretzky meticulously gathered thousands of pages of notes, journals, maps, memos, forms and other printable materials related to all aspects of Infocom, and kept them in his basement for decades. During the GET LAMP production, Jason Scott scanned in roughly 9,000...
Topics: cambridgepark, infocom, linda, birthday, activision, software, berkowitz, lunch, product, july,...